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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Alaska North Pacific Fishery Management Council February 2021 Newsletter Call for Nominations for Council Advisory Groups, Election of Officers for AP and SSC, The Scientific and Statistical Committee, Chris Oliver and Jim Ianelli receive Council awards, BSAI Pacific Cod Pot CP LLP Licenses, Standard Bycatch Reporting Methodologies https://www.npfmc.org/february-2021-newsletter/ West Coast Washington state salmon report offers warning to Alaska Seafood Source by Brian Hagenbuch - February 17, 2021 A report on Washington state’s dwindling wild salmon populations offers a warning to Alaska, where several stocks have registered concerning declines over the past years. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/washington-state-salmon-report-offers-warning-to-alaska International Over 150 companies endorse statement calling for increased seafood traceability Seafood Source by Ned Daly - February 16, 2021 Leading seafood companies across the globe – and the supply chain – have come together to issue a statement urging the rest of the industry and governments to take action on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/over-150-companies-endorse-statement-calling-for-increased-seafood-traceability FYI’s 11 Pounds of Alaskan Salmon Is Worth More than Two Barrels of Oil The pricetag isn't surprising considering the entire seafood industry reported a strong year. Food & Wine by Jelisa Castrodale - February 16, 2021 The entire premise sounds a little like one of those logic puzzles that used to trip us up when we were kids, like the question about whether a ton of bowling balls weighs more than a ton of feathers. Instead, we're asking which is worth more: a single Alaska king salmon or two barrels of oil? https://www.foodandwine.com/news/alaska-king-salmon-prices Federal maritime commissioner supports restoring Alaska cruises in 2021 Sola: Changing existing law would offer temporary solution to tourism dilemma Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman - February 16, 2021 Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis Sola is lending his support to waiving federal cabotage restrictions, the right to operate at sea within a particular territory, as a possible option to allowing cruise ships to come to Alaska in 2021. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/02/16/federal-maritime-commissioner-supports-restoring-alaska-cruises-in-2021/ Dunleavy taps real estate executive for fisheries commission KFSK by Jacob Resneck - February 17, 2021 The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission is obscure to many Alaskans. But for those whose livelihoods are tied to fish, it’s a household name. https://www.kfsk.org/2021/02/17/dunleavy-taps-real-estate-executive-for-fisheries-commission/?fbclid=IwAR2N1VN2YGlsUZU956j2ouxdqWPy0kIA4MWN0IMrSwVIjrdFT6dTHHyFtgc

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